Teachers Pay Teachers!

Back before days of multiple furlough days we art teachers (in our school system) used to enjoy regular opportunities to collaborate and share lessons and ideas. For our unique classrooms (elementary art), we all agreed that our time together was more helpful than any speaker, workshop or training money could buy. Unfortunately most of those days we used to enjoy have turned into furlough days and necessary training days (the time of technology is here and the potential is pretty astounding… that’s a different discussion though). I’ve missed the regular collaboration dearly and I feel that fellow teachers are an amazing resource! Enter Teachers Pay Teachers

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October Newsletter

I’ve missed sending several newsletters and creating new blog posts lately but I promise I have a good excuse! The house (including my studio and the office of Jason Cyr Design) went under contract in August and we closed in September. It’s been a very exciting time and although I’ve moved out of small spaces with limited items in college and in Park City, I have never moved out of an entire house. My hat is off to those of you who move out of a house with kids; I cannot imagine! The amount of pouting that came from me when Jason forced me to pack things when I was not in the mood to do so was equivalent to 10 kids and my art materials were enough to fill half a pod.
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Sketchbook Series | Tuesday Night Musicians

A few years ago I asked for a great challenge (from Earl Reece at the Earl Smith Strand) for my show that year. Earl mentioned how much he loved the musicians I had done a few years prior and how great he thought a show full of musicians would be. After my initial excitement I realized that I was quite rusty at painting people (it had been years after all). I pushed through and had a blast getting ready for that show through finding musicians who were not only wonderful to listen to but fun to sketch as well.

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